Grosses

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Leads Again on Wednesday with $3.89 MillionJuly 24, 2014 07:15 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes added $3.9 million yesterday for a 42 percent week-to-week decline, giving the sequel $152.4 million domestically in its first 13 days. Apes is running 33 percent ahead of the pace of its 2011 predecessor.

Universal reports that The Purge: Anarchy posted $2.6 million on Wednesday, off 28 percent from the day before. The thriller sequel has tallied $39.3 million in its first 6 days, or 6 percent less than its 2013 predecessor.

Planes: Fire and Rescue dropped just 9 percent to earn $2.1 million on Wednesday. The animated Disney sequel has totaled $23.8 million in its first 6 days, 20.5 percent less than last year's first flick.

Sex Tape accounted for $1.5 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day haul of $19.65 million. The R-rated comedy is lagging behind the pace of 2011's Bad Teacher by 54 percent.

Rounding out the top five, Transformers: Age of Extinction slid 39 percent from last week to $1.2 million yesterday. Michael Bay's fourth franchise entry has amassed $230.8 million domestically up to this point, overtaking X-Men: Days of Future Past ($230.79 million) as this summer's top domestic grosser so far.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 22 - Sun, Jun. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Evan Almighty$31,191,628--3,604--$8,655$31,191,6281Universal
21408$20,619,120--2,678--$7,699$20,619,1201MGM / Weinstein
3Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$20,009,480-66%3,9634$5,049$97,463,8752Fox
4Ocean's Thirteen$11,411,144-42%3,450-115$3,308$91,083,0673Warner Bros.
5Knocked Up$10,977,051-22%2,97568$3,690$109,323,9484Universal
6Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$7,202,279-42%2,802-527$2,570$287,002,6885Disney
7Surf's Up$6,580,099-29%3,309-222$1,989$47,190,0513Sony / Columbia
8Shrek the Third$5,651,700-37%2,822-683$2,003$307,808,9236Paramount / DreamWorks
9Nancy Drew$4,380,228-36%2,6120$1,677$16,066,3762Warner Bros.
10A Mighty Heart$3,949,795--1,355--$2,915$3,949,7951Paramount Vantage